Jackson Browne to hit Worcester on solo acoustic tour

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Jackson Browne has added another leg of tour dates onto his ongoing solo acoustic tour. The classic rock favorite will hit Massachusetts for a performance at Worcester’s Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts on Thursday, October 6. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $38 to $68, will go on sale Friday through the venue’s box office and website.

Brown kicked off his Solo Acoustic Tour in February with a stint in Canada followed by a series of performances in the Midwest. Fans can expect to hear songs spanning Jackson’s entire career as he plays guitar and piano, with a different setlist each night.

The tour is also serving as a debut for the newly released Gibson Acoustic Jackson Browne Signature guitar, a handmade instrument inspired by Gibson’s Roy Smeck model from the 1930s. It’s the first guitar to sport Browne’s name.

Browne has released two live recordings of his previous acoustic tours: the Grammy-nominated Jackson Browne – Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1 in 2005 and Jackson Browne – Solo Acoustic, Vol. 2 in 2008.

Aside from Worcester, Jackson Browne’s solo acoustic tour will make two other stops in New England: the Merrill Auditorium at City Hall in Portland, Maine on October 5 and the Palace Theater in Waterbury, Connecticut on October 8.

While on tour, Browne promises to make the outing as environmentally friendly as possible by using energy-conserving LED rigs and plastic-free stage setups. Since 2008, according to Browne’s website, its been estimated that his efforts have saved over 50,000 plastic bottles from being dispersed to landfills and ocean gyres.

In other news, Jackson Browne fans can now take a guitar lesson from the singer-songwriter himself through the “On the Music Path” iPad app. In the 65-minute lesson, Browne, teaches users how to play four of his classic songs: “These Days”, “Something Fine”, “Your Bright Baby Blues” and “My Opening Farewell.” Jackson Browne and On the Path are donating 100% of their proceeds from the lesson to the Success Through The Arts Foundation (STTAF), a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization that supports performing arts programs for underserved K-12 students in South Los Angeles.

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